Screw tumblr I’m on Instagram baby!

January 16, 2014

Right so before I started back blogging I got an iPhone and like countless other “sheeple” the urge to document every mundane aspect of my life overcame me.

All this to say I’m on Instagram and have been for ages now and have become quite the poster!

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Feel more than free to follow me by Clicking Here!


Where is Rockstar101?

June 18, 2010

While looking through the Billboard Hot 100 checking to see how Shontelle’s highest rising single to date Impossible is doing this week,

I noticed that I hadn’t seen Rockstar 101 by Rihanna (ft. Slash).

Usually, before the video even comes out, the song is SOMEWHERE in the Hot 100 but with the video out a couple weeks now, I’m shocked that it’s no where to be found. At least I was at first.
Then I gave it some thought… the song which stuck out to me the first time I heard the album when it was released, and in my mind, this would have been a power single, especially the way in which I invisioned the music video. So when I heard this was going to be a single I was all excited thinking oh yay! Another potential number one single, then I saw the video and my jaw dropped.

That video looks like how a ghetto person imagines Rock music to be, as opposed to some artistic representation of being a Rockstar. Then when she suddenly dresses up like an Eastern European dominatrix, I gave up on the video altogether. Sad to say, worst video to date by Rihanna. Colour me disappointed.

Oh by the way- why are they putting her in blackface? Just a question.


On Beyonce

February 24, 2009

Well more so on her overexposure. People have been suggesting that being too out there may actually hamper your success. Now, that having been said, Beyoncé Knowles, the QUEEN of overexposure decided that having Bidet and Bidet Unflushed wasn’t enough saturation, she decided to just release a two-disc album I Am… Insane. Don’t get me wrong, I love I Am… Sasha Fierce. I think it’s her best album to date.
However, when she releases two singles within a week of each other, I have to draw the line and say hold up, slow down girlfriend!
She wants to be THE entertainer. I am sure she goes home, looks at billboard and spits every time she sees Rihanna at number one, and that’s a lot of spitting to do, but I digress. So when I Am… In Need of a Sanitarium was released, she had out If I Were A Boy and Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) which I have parodied on my myspace :).
At any rate, both did exceptionally well on the Billboard Hot 100 and of course her album debuted at number one. However, the steam is now letting up and she has out two MORE singles, Halo (one of my favourite songs on the album)
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and Diva (a female version of A Milli by Lil’ Wayne).

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Both great songs, but… too much of a good thing is still TOO MUCH! After going through the Hot 100 and seeing that both songs had peaked, Diva at number 20 and Halo at 44 and were on their way down, I snickered and said HA! That never happened to her arch nemesis RiRi. She must have wiped her ASS with that when she saw her singles slipping further below Rihanna’s singles from last year :D
Long story short, B, take my advice. Before you release the last 8 singles you have planned before summer, hold off until at least the middle of April before bringing out a new single. Promote Diva in high end areas and Halo in the sweet heart states.


Utah Saints – Something Good

January 10, 2009

This is the kind of stuff you wake up to on a Saturday morning. I fell in love with the beat and the video instantly, loving the concept as well. Hey, I may even start my own dance troop. Who knows…


It’s my birthday!

November 25, 2008

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It’s my birthday again people and I’d like to thank all my friends and everyone who made it special, especially the corporate people like
dB Clothing Barbados
Clint Gregory Productions
Taboo Events, Taboo Saturdays and Taboo Tuesdays Mardi Gras Style
The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Commerce,
Scarlet Restaurant and Lounge.

Full list of sponsors to come. Thanks again to everyone, here’s wishing everyone a great day, and I drink to you all.

Cheers!

PS.
Someone sent me this around midnight. :)


The List ’08

November 21, 2008

My birthday, more commonly known as November 25th is Tuesday! (it’s also pay day so there’s no excuse) Thanks everyone that made last year so special.

I now present to you, the List.

+ Colognes: Bvlgari, Givenchy, Dior ‘Fahrenheit’ Gift Set (for Men), Issey Miyake

+ Cash: Always welcome and needed to maintain and improve the blog and yours truly of course.

+ Rent Money: Don’t ask why it’s separate and distinct from ‘Cash’, it just is.

+ Sunglasses: Dior, Prada, Burberry, Vogue, Versace, DKNY & Salvatore Ferragamo

+ Plane Tickets to varying destinations (Open Passage preferred)

+ Assorted Designer Clothing (The Website is just a suggestion)

+ Graphic T’s

+ Membership and passes at Gyms & Spas

+ Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners (November 24th-26th)

+ Digital Camera

+ Cell phone: Whichever latest gadget has the techs moist

+ iPod Touch

+ Laptop

+ Psycho Bunny Cuff links and ties from Saks Fifth Avenue

***Variations to the list are welcome:)***

Hope to see you this year!

Oh for those of you wondering what I’m doing this year since it’s my first year where I won’t have to worry about University, I’ll keep you posted, probably not throwing a big bash, but then again, I may very well be. :)


Today’s the day for Shontelligence!

November 18, 2008

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

The album is finished, and as of November 18th 2008, Shontelligence the first studio album from Shontelle will be available for you eager beavers out there and I’ve listened to the album and it is DEFINITELY a solid album and is expected to have a shelf life similar to that of Fergie’s album The Dutchess. It is definitely worth the wait.

I hope the UK Deluxe version has on Filthy Rich a song she recorded during the initial stages of track selection for Shontelligence. Filthy Rich is a personal favourite of mine, but failed to make it onto the final pressing of the album (crosses fingers.)

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Get the album NOW!!!!

Everyone at Superlative1 wishes Shontelle great success and the best of luck for Shontelligence.


ACF Fashion Weekend 2008

October 19, 2008

The 2008 ACF Fashion Weekend Featuring the Barbados Beauty and Fashion Market.

Hosted by:Unique Productions Worldwide LLC at Lion Castle Polo Estate St Thomas, Barbados.
Saturday, October 25 to  Sunday, October 26


“It’s Absolutely the very best in Caribbean Fashion.”

Email: 246superlative1@gmail.com for ticketing info and general queries.


Shontelle: The Everyday Celebrity

October 9, 2008
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Below is an interview with Universal Motown alum, Shontelle. Superlative1 wishes to thank Shontelle for graciously agreeing to the interview. Originally published April 12th, 2008.

“I’m here watching this picture on National Geographic.” Not the words you expect to hear coming out the mouth of a young singer, on the verge of her album launch, but such is the life of Shontelle Layne- the rising star.

A humid and bright Saturday afternoon, I called Shontelle to see how she was doing and to catch up on the latest happenings in her life. She began telling me about the show she was watching- it was a feature on the infamous 9/11 attacks, which shook the world back in 2001, describing in depth how moved she was by it and how she didn’t know how she would have reacted if she were in that situation. She now lives in New York, so there is always that fear in the back of your mind, the ‘What if…?’ I was pleased she agreed to do the interview without hesitation, and I was even more pleased when I was able to catch her on a lazy afternoon.

“Universal Motown Records was one of the labels I was looking at… there were a handful of them but definitely Universal.” Her voice noticeably lifted when talking about her distribution label, but there was a far more personal investment in the smaller label SRC Records, which crafted her sound and shopped her around to Universal Motown in the first place. The fact that ‘Akon’ was also under that same ‘imprint’ label- the term used to refer to the smaller labels which handle the actual production and artist development which the larger labels no longer do- seemed to please her greatly, apparently she’s a fan. It was at this time I remembered why I wanted to do a face-to-face interview instead of a telephone interview. My telephone beeped, I ignored it as she was mid-sentence talking about her youth, and how she could not see herself doing anything other than music.

“That’s why I went after that American Musical and Dramatic Academy scholarship because if you’re going to do something, you should learn to do it best.” I honestly never heard of the AMDA, so I researched it and discovered she actually won the scholarship, however while in New York, received a call from Evan Rogers from SRP- the man behind Rihanna’s discovery- and decided to take the opportunity that presented itself. What I also never realized was her aunt is Kim Derrick, a local entertainer and she mentioned it was being exposed to the live aspect of music and performing that really inspired her. She was also quick to say when she was younger she wanted to be like her aunty Kim. I was tempted to ask how she felt now that she’s surpassed her aunt, but I felt that question would be inappropriate so I moved on. Besides, my main focus was to find out about Shontelle the girl next door, not Shontelle the potential superstar.

What I found most intriguing was her revelation about her routine in New York- where she is currently based. She told me that she basically does what she was doing when our conversation began. I had to be sure that she really wanted to tell me all she does at the end of a long day is go home to her apartment and watch National Geographic or the Discovery Channel. There was no mistake. I had always imagined the life of a singer to be such a glamorous and exciting life. Fueling my apparent misconception is the recent spate of out-of-control celebrities all over the television, getting arrested, falling down drunk coming out of clubs and bars, and what ever else they get up to. However, Shontelle tells me that type of behaviour is not in keeping with her image or modus operandi.

“I used to party a lot when I was younger… I eventually realized that was a waste of money and I decided I needed to find ways to take the money I had and make it work for me, not simply throw it away.” At this point I was really beginning to see how she has matured in life and in the industry, though she is still yet to release her debut album.

Why I was particularly impressed with Shontelle is because I look up to people in entertainment. Entertainment in all forms inspires me, and entertainers are the most amazing people on the planet. Although it cannot be denied- the fact that a lot of them often mess up on such a phenomenal scale- one has to admit that many times, the amount of good that the majority of their peers does far overshadows the negative that a handful of irresponsible people do. What I also discovered is that Shontelle is quite socially aware and very committed to the (RED) campaign, which seeks to raise funds to stamp out HIV/AIDS in Africa. When I asked her if she had any final words to say to aspiring artists, she simply said, “Keep trying.” Very short but it carries a strong message for anyone who really wants to go after their dream, keep trying.


Pan Yuh

October 8, 2008

So I have been watching this video for two days straight and it never gets old lol. Who are Hotta Claps and Danger? They sound contagious.

It is the tackiest, low budget piece of shit I have ever seen, the singing is awful, the production is worse and the music video is laughable. However, I must give them props for bravery to actually go out there and do something.


Brief Look at Doll Domination

October 7, 2008

Okay this is going to be short.

Initially I hated the album, actually no. I said it was far too average given their previous album. Sophomore curse? Anyway, immediately a couple songs jumped out at me. That war alarm song singing about them wanting to have boobies or something like that, then I gravitated towards Whatchamacallit, nothing off of the bonus jumped out at me. At all.

Then I gave it a few more listens and chose random songs to throw on the good ol’ iPod and my HTC Wizard  to listen to while I was out and about. The songs that really grabbed me were I Hate This Part which is such an acute look at that limbo feeling just as you’re about to break up with someone. Then Taking Over the World was a cool jam, nothing moving but take it as it is. Out of This Club is a good song as well but… it just isn’t moving me like it should, maybe if R. Kelly wasn’t in it, or it didn’t sound so much like Love In This Club by Usher I would have been more impressed.

Magic is another good jam, but Halo really spoke to me, you are who you are and there will be times when people will superimpose what they want you to be over the reality and it’s best to not even hurt your head trying to conform to their wish.

Last but not least is Elevator, another good jam, again, nothing earth shattering, but I mean, shoot, it’s the Pussycat Dolls or as I like to call them, Pussyslut Whores. All love ladies! Don’t get me wrong I’m a fan, but… well…

As for the other a hundred songs on the album/bonus, BOO!


Totally Gratuitous

September 30, 2008

For those of you who remember the post Wedding of the Year *Updated* this little tidbit might prove interesting.

Word has it that the former best friend turned arch nemesis of the Crimson Queen who also got married under somewhat spurious conditions was seen in Harbour Lights on Friday night with her new beau. That’s right, she has a new boy-toy.

Seems the rock solid foundation upon which the marriage was based has mysteriously crumbled like the Arch Cot disaster of last year. I suspect it too was unwittingly built upon a hollow cave’s roof. Our best… good… Our wishes go out with the once giddy couple during this obviously tough time.

Nothing like boys and booze to heal the wounds, isn’t that right Soon-to-be ex Mrs?


Exclusive! Pics of Rihanna and Chris Brown in Barbados

August 13, 2008

So I’m probably going to get a lot of heat for this so it may not be up for long, but what can I say, I’m a die hard reporter at heart. Besides, I don’t have much to take away lol.

Above are some pics of Rihanna, her brother Rorrey, Chris Brown and Rihanna’s sometimes best friend Blacklandra Leandra,. You judge the pics for yourself but to me it seems like a nice friendly trip to the island, despite making my blog and subsequently newspaper headlines, Slow news week that’s all I can say about that. I hope they continue to enjoy their trip and pump some change into the Barbadian economy. Commerce is as commerce does people.


Take A Bow Parody

July 20, 2008

I Don’t Know How by Superlative1
(Take A Bow by Rihanna Parody)

Why don’t you take off her draws,
Forget the libation.

You look so drunk right now,
pissing next to my house,
can’t mistake those bloodshot eyes,
drink that gin that i despise,
please, just shut ya mouth,

And don’t tell me you’re sober cuz you’re not,
baby when I know you could breathe fire, breath’s so hot

But you put on quite a show,
dancing on the table,
now it’s time to go,
you can’t drive you’re not able,
that was quite a show,
falling down the gable,
you’re not sober now,
Only served coke I don’t know how…

Grab your flask and get gone,
you better hurry up,
before my parents come home,
talking bout you’re okay and you feel fine,
nigga then walk this straight line,
please, you can’t stand up…

And don’t tell me you’re sober cuz you’re not
baby when I know you could breathe fire, breath so hot

But you put on quite a show,
dancing on the table,
now it’s time to go,
you can’t drive you’re not able,
that was quite a show,
falling down the gable,
you’re not sober now,
Only served coke I don’t know how…

Whoa and the award for the worst drunk goes to you,
For making your peepee,
On my tv
You S.O.B,
You’re so pissy now…

Why don’t you take off her draws,
Forget the libation.

But you put on quite a show,
dancing on the table,
now it’s time to go,
you can’t drive you’re not able,
that was quite a show,
falling down the gable,
you’re not sober now,
Only served coke I don’t know how…


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